We continue to await for the decision from the arbitrator on the Solar Turbines attendance policy grievance. The union lawyers have reached out to the arbitrator for information regarding the case. The arbitrator has undergone some medical procedures and has said that we can expect a decision within the next three weeks.
Beginning in January of 2019, Solar Turbines dramatically changed its attendance policy without bargaining in good faith, citing it was the company’s right to do so under it’s management rights clause in the contract. Attendance is tied to many provisions in the contract and the union believes this should have been bargained at the table before it was rolled out.
We will inform the membership of the arbitrator’s decision on this web page and social media outlets when it is announced. Check back for updates.